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Old 10-06-2009, 09:08 AM   #181
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I'll second that - my 2001 Bandit is pretty much a perfect riding position for a spinally challenged rider. And... I don't mean lack of spine. When you roll the throttle on the bandit - wanna be holding on.
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:02 AM   #182
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Gl1200

What can I tell you. Two days ago I got GL1200 Aspencade with 50K on the odo for $1500. The seat needs to be replaced, but rather than that, it runs like a champ and everything works on it. I am tempted to put it for sale for $2500 and see what happens. Or should I keep it. Everything on it works. Pictures to come....
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:13 AM   #183
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1991 Suzuki VX800 $1,400

Back in July I picked up my VX800. Since then I have replaced the rear fender and treated it to a spray of Flat Black and powder coating of Flat Black as well. Its a great bike and everything I wanted.
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:30 AM   #184
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My first bike and a hell of a deal too! Of course, it didn't run because it sat in a garage for a couple of years. It was some guy's sister's bike that looked like she dropped one time. Very, very minor scratches.

$850 with 1889 miles. Bought it July of this year and now it has a bit over 4400 miles!



Of course, the luggage on there now was after I bought the bike.

Great deal on a great bike.

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Old 10-06-2009, 02:04 PM   #185
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I really love this thread
!!!!!
it is a good reminder that one doesn't need 10k to have a nice bike
'cept now my cheap bike looks.... so cheap
you dogs out there are finding such nice stuff for so little $
not that anyone will tell but what's your trick?
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:06 PM   #186
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This one's more sketchy than a Peanuts cartoon (Still $1500 though):



http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/mcy/1407316838.html
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:56 PM   #187
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This one's more sketchy than a Peanuts cartoon (Still $1500 though):



http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/mcy/1407316838.html
What do you do with it if you cannot get the title? Track days maybe?
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:16 PM   #188
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I just emailed him to ask him to get the real story. It's a fast bike, though a bit chubby for track use.

I tried to convince him to part it out so I could purchase the Corbin seat, but no luck.
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:26 PM   #189
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78 Suzuki GS 1000, Paid $800 last summer.

$200 for a stator and a regulator
$50 for a battery
$20 Daytona bars
$200 for a set of Sport demons
$50 for a full gasket set (Sprung a leak out on the base gasket, got covered in oil and ruined a pair of boots)

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Old 10-07-2009, 02:39 AM   #190
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78 Suzuki GS 1000, Paid $800 last summer.

$200 for a stator and a regulator
$50 for a battery
$20 Daytona bars
$200 for a set of Sport demons
$50 for a full gasket set (Sprung a leak out on the base gasket, got covered in oil and ruined a pair of boots)


Niccce.

The first UJM to *approach* the handling prowess of the Euro bikes.

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Old 10-07-2009, 10:42 AM   #191
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Bought a 1980 GS550L as my first bike for $750. To get it up and running well, I've spent maybe $150 on parts, cleaned and rebuilt the carbs, replaced intake o-rings, inspected valve clearances and replaced a shim. (Also managed to find a used cylinder head, cylinders, pistons, and oil pan for around $70.) Lots of wrench time, but not a lot of money.

First and only bike, and only thing I've EVER wrenched on. Nothing like learning while you go.

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Old 10-07-2009, 04:19 PM   #192
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Without starting a new thread, I wander how many of these supercheap bikes would be good for a guy with a bad back. I just had two discs removed and don't feel like leaning over the tank all the time, but can't stand traditional cruiser/choppers.
If you have a bad back, you probably have no business doing the wrenching required when you bring home one of these finds. Even with a good back, all the hours hunched over working on a bike can get painful.
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:31 PM   #193
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84 yamaha it490. I JUST bought it tonight. $200. BEAST of a two stroke.

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Old 10-08-2009, 06:14 AM   #194
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F5 Bighorn found

I found a 1970 Kawi F5 Bighorn in fair condition. I wonder what the value is these days. The guy wants $290 I offered $200. See where that goes.

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Old 10-08-2009, 07:12 AM   #195
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If you have a bad back, you probably have no business doing the wrenching required when you bring home one of these finds. Even with a good back, all the hours hunched over working on a bike can get painful.
You know it. Wranchig is gonna get your back even worse, but hey that is how you get a cheep bike.
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